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Windows 7: Gaming on Intel HD Graphics

28 Oct 2011   #11
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jez4c View Post
Why isn't it good for gaming?
Integrated graphics rely on the CPU for generating graphics whereas dedicated graphics are independent. Therefore, there is less stress on the CPU. When playing a very graphics intensive games eg. GTA IV, your CPU will not be able to handle all of the excess processing.

The posts above me may also explain in more detail.
This, plus it relies on your main system RAM for memory rather than its own which can be a significant bottleneck as well, especially if your system doesn't use DDR3.

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01 Nov 2011   #12

win 7 home x64
gaming with intel graphics

your best bet if you want to game with your rig is to try out "ONLIVE" cloud based gaming. my wifes i3 17" hp with intel graphics will play Arkam Asylum just fine. other than that games a lot older than you want such as RB6 ravenshield. give it a try. also they just released video of thier new system (onlive) for tablets. YES
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01 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jez4c View Post
Why isn't it good for gaming?
It doesn't have the power or architecture. Why isn't a Ford Fiesta good for drag racing?
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